The iPad 4th generation uses a Lightning connector.
The iPad 4th generation uses a Lightning connector. Presumably your computer needs a USB connection. This cable does that job.
The Lightning port is the small rectangular oval port, found in the centre of the bottom edge of your iPhone, non-Pro iPad, and iPod Touch.
The biggest advantage of the Lightning cable's design is that it lets you insert the cable into your iOS device in any orientation. Unlike the standard micro-USB connector and even Apple's 30-pin port, you don't have to eye the port and line up the sides to make the cable fit.
Apple revealed the eighth generation of iPads, as well as a new iPad Air 4. When detailing the iPad Air, it was confirmed that the devices will use a USB-C cable instead of the Lightning connector that Apple uses across many of their other devices.
The Lightning connector is 80 percent smaller than the 30-pin connector it replaced and is fully reversible, which means it doesn't matter which way the connector is facing when you plug it into the Lightning port.
Introduced on September 12, 2012, to replace its predecessor, the 30-pin dock connector. The Lightning connector is used to connect Apple mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPods to host computers, external monitors, cameras, USB battery chargers, and other peripherals.
The Lightning connector is a small connection cable used with Apple's mobile devices (and even some accessories) that charges and connects the devices to computers and charging bricks.
The EarPods with Lightning Connector also include a built-in remote that lets you adjust the volume, control the playback of music and video, and answer or end calls with a pinch of the cord.
But the bigger news may be what's not in the new iPad Pros: 3.5mm3.5mmCommon uses of phone plugs and their matching sockets include: Headphone and earphone jacks on a wide range of equipment. 6.35 mm ( 1⁄4 in) plugs are common on home and professional component equipment, while 3.5 mm plugs are nearly universal for portable audio equipment and headphones. headphone jacks and Lightning connectors are gone, replaced by a single USB-C port. The iPad's lack of an audio output is part of the explosion in Bluetooth headphones, but it is less convenient for people using wired headphones.
Question: Q: Can I use a lightning charger with a IPad 2 If you have an iPad 2 (not an iPad Air 2) you CANNOT use any lightning accesories as your iPad model uses the older 30 pin dock connector.
The lack of a Lightning connector may be the biggest detractor to buying an iPad 3 over an iPad 4. The lack of speed won't show as much when browsing Facebook or streaming movies, but the lack of a Lightning connector makes it harder to find accessories that fit the older iPad.
The new iPad Air ditching the Lightning connector is the shape of things to come.
Apple will ditch its proprietary Lightning port and switch to USB-C on all or possibly some models of the iPhone 15 lineup destined to launch in the second half of 2023, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today.
Apple hid a Lightning connector for debugging in the Apple TV 4K's ethernet port. As it turns out, the Apple TV 4K includes a hidden Lightning port. This discovery was first made on Twitter by Kevin Bradley, better known as nitoTV on Twitter. This could lead to access to the Apple TV 4K's firmware.